Granville Bates

About Granville Bates

Who is it?: Actor, Soundtrack
Birth Day: January 07, 1882
Birth Place:  Chicago, Illinois, United States
Occupation: Film actor
Years active: 1917-1940
Spouse(s): Josephine Weller (1930-1940)

Granville Bates

Granville Bates was born on January 07, 1882 in  Chicago, Illinois, United States, is Actor, Soundtrack. Balding, worried-looking character actor of the 1930's who had a strong line in lawyers, judges, sheriffs, mayors and storekeepers. He was especially effective at playing choleric or obtuse. Bates had a career in dramatic plays on Broadway spanning the years from 1925 to 1935. He began in films with Essanay in 1917. His performance in The Great Man Votes (1939), as a corrupt, incompetent mayor, was particularly noteworthy. His best role, however -- occurring well towards the end of his life -- was as the bewildered judge in My Favorite Wife (1940). Bosley Crowther (May 31) considered this a 'masterpiece of comic creation'. That same year, Bates stood out in the otherwise forgettable Men Against the Sky (1940). He died soon afterward of a heart attack.Bates was a member of the Lambs Club in New York, America's most venerable theatrical organisation.
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As per our current Database, Granville Bates has been died on July 8, 1940(1940-07-08) (aged 58)\nHollywood, California, U.S..

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When Granville Bates die, Granville Bates was 58 years old.

Popular As Granville Bates
Occupation Actor
Age 58 years old
Zodiac Sign Aquarius
Born January 07, 1882 ( Chicago, Illinois, United States)
Birthday January 07
Town/City  Chicago, Illinois, United States
Nationality United States

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Bates was born in Chicago. He began his film career in the 1910s with Essanay Studios of the Chicago film industry. He appeared on Broadway in the late 1920s and early 1930s, notably in the original production of Merrily We Roll Along (1934) by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart. He was also the Conductor in the original production of Twentieth Century (1932).


From the 1930s, he appeared in a number of classic films, although sometimes uncredited. He received favorable notice for his character roles, such as in My Favorite Wife (1940), where he played an irascible judge - The New York Times critic Bosley Crowther wrote "Mr. Bates deserves a separate mention for his masterpiece of comic creation." Another New York Times reviewer noted that "Edward Ellis and Granville Bates provoked an early audience yesterday to gentle laughter in a brief but quietly amusing sequence" in Chatterbox (1936), while Crowther praised his work in Men Against the Sky (1940): "The players' performances are stock and pedestrian, excepting that of Granville Bates as a cynical banker". Bates died of a heart attack in 1940.

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